‘Real Housewives’ star’s car found with burned bodies inside

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 5:29 PM

 

New Jersey authorities are investigating what appears to be a double murder in a car belonging to former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kim DePaola.

DePaola’s son, Chris Camiscioli, let his friend, Aaron Anderson, use the Audi Thursday night after dropping off Camiscioli at the airport, ABC7NY reported.

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The charred car was found Friday in Patterson, New Jersey, with two victims inside, both shot execution-style in the head.

Police traced the car to the reality TV star, also known as “Kim D,” but have not officially released the identities of the victims.

“My son and I are safe,” DePaola posted on Instagram.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the victims’ families of this truly horrific tragedy.”

Thank you to everyone for your support!!!!

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DePaola, 56, is not a suspect, according to local news reports.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star appeared on the show between 2010 and 2013 before opening a clothing boutique called Porsche. 

8-week-old boy found strapped to car seat in parking lot; parents arrested

Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 5:29 PM

8-week-old boy found strapped to car seat in parking lot; parents arrested

A Texas couple was charged with child endangerment Thursday after a woman told Harris County sheriff’s deputies that she found their 8-week-old child in the middle of a parking lot, according to multiple reports.

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A woman called police Tuesday night after finding the baby boy strapped to a car seat in a parking space in a Katy strip mall, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The child was cold and fussy by the time the woman who called police, Dee Griffin-Stevens, found him, according to KHOU.

“I just pictured my own children when they were that little,” she told the news station. “I call him ‘baby love,’ because I don’t know his name and probably won’t ever know his name, but I loved him and took care of him.”

Authorities estimated that the child was left for at least 45 minutes before he was found.

An employee at a nearby pizzeria recognized the infant and called his parents, according to KHOU. 

Deputies arrested Sarah Shibley, 33, and Gary Collins, 39, on charges of child endangerment.

“Shibley, who works at the pizzeria, said she left the child in the parking lot where she works and thought his father placed him in a car,” KHOU reported.

Shilbey was released on $2,000 bond, according to the Chronicle. Collins remained jailed Friday.

Florida teacher accused of sexual relationship with underage student

Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 3:31 PM

Florida teacher accused of sexual relationship with underage student

A 34-year-old female teacher at a Florida high school faces jail time over an alleged sexual relationship with a male student.

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WFTS reported that Valerie Michelle Valvo, a teacher at Central High School in Brooksville, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student younger than 17.

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Detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office received information about the relationship and interviewed the student. The student told detectives that he had at least three sexual encounters with Valvo at her home in Spring Hill, Florida, according to WFTS.

When questioned by detectives, Valvo admitted to having sex with the student five to six times. 

Both Valvo and the minor admitted to using marijuana and alcohol at Valvo’s house, and both said that their relationship was consensual, according to WFTS.

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Despite the claims, a juvenile cannot consent to a sexual relationship with an adult under the law. Valvo was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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Policeman accused of abandoning emaciated dog in park

Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

A Philadelphia police officer was charged with animal cruelty Thursday, four months after investigators believe he put his starving pit bull mix into a trash bag and abandoned her at a park.

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Authorities charged Officer Michael Long, 33, with multiple counts of animal cruelty following an investigation by the Pennsylvania SPCA and the police department’s Internal Affairs Unit.

Long, an 11-year veteran of the police department, has been suspended from the force for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, police said in a statement to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pennsylvania SPCA director of Humane Law Enforcement Nicole Wilson told KYW-TV that the abandoned pit bull was micro-chipped, which led investigators to Long.

Officers with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Humane Law Enforcement team found the dog in November after a passer-by spotted her head poking out of a garbage bag in Wissahickon Valley Park. Authorities brought the severely underfed dog to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s shelter.

The dog was found just before Thanksgiving and named Cranberry. Veterinarians estimate she is around 2 years old.

Veterinarians caring for Cranberry were unsure in November whether she would recover from her previous owner’s lack of care, but she survived and was adopted in December, Pennsylvania SPCA officials said.

“She is currently living in a home in Malvern soaking up life as a couch potato very happy and most of her updated pictures come back exhausted by how happy she is,” Wilson told KYW-TV.

Woman sends thank you note to police after they arrest her daughter

Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

It’s hard to be a parent when your child gets arrested. And not everyone takes it well.

But one mother showed gratitude to police who arrested her daughter in Florida while she was on spring break.

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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office posted the text of a letter it received last week on its Facebook page. In the note, a mother thanks the department for arresting her 19-year-old daughter for underage drinking.

“Yesterday, my daughter was one of the thousands of spoiled spring breakers ‘living it up’ on the beach,” she wrote. “She got arrested for underage drinking. She was holding a can of beer on the beach. A stupid move that I warned her about before she left, but I’m just her mother, so ‘in one ear and out the other.’” 

She said the arrest taught her daughter a lesson, and she thanked the officers for their professionalism.

“The arrest scared the hell out of her, and I’m hoping she learned her lesson. The reason that I am sending this is that every officer that I talked to or that I could hear in the background talking to her was so nice! Firm, but nice,” the mother wrote. “For a mom hundreds of miles away, that was very reassuring. I know you all have to deal with this on a daily basis, which must be completely annoying, and I'm very sorry my daughter added to your workload yesterday. They say you always have one child that makes you go grey early and she is mine! Thank you for saving me a few more grey hairs last night.”

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